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Polychaeta taxon details

Poeobius Heath, 1930

324619  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324619)

accepted
Genus
Poeobius meseres Heath, 1930 (type by monotypy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Heath, Harold 1930. A connecting link between the Annelida and the Echiuroidea (Gephyrea armata). Journal of Morphology, 49(1): 223-249. [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Poeobius Heath, 1930. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324619 on 2020-08-05
Date
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-01-27 22:23:00Z
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original description Heath, Harold 1930. A connecting link between the Annelida and the Echiuroidea (Gephyrea armata). Journal of Morphology, 49(1): 223-249. [details]   

additional source Fisher, W. K. (1946). Echiuroid worms of the North Pacific Ocean. <em>Proceedings of the United States National Museum.</em> 96: 215–292, plates 20–37., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7311441
page(s): 218; note: proposed phylum Poeobioidea for Poeobius [details]   

status source Burnette, Adriene B.; Struck, Torsten H.; Halanych, Kenneth M. (2005). Holopelagic <i>Poeobius meseres</i> (Poeobiidae, Annelida) is derived from benthic flabelligerid worms. <em>The Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole).</em> 208(3): 213-220., available online at https://doi.org/10.2307/3593153
note: To Flabelligeridae [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Pickford, G. E. (1947). Histological and histochemical observations upon an aberrant annelid, Poeobius meseres Heath. <em>Journal of Morphology.</em> 80(3): 287-319.
note: placed as an annelid [details]   
From editor or global species database
Classification On Poeobius Heath, 1930 Fisher wrote (1946, p.218) "A tenable hypothesis is that the echiuroids and Poeobius stemmed from a common group that was as fundamentally unsegmented as the Amphineura among mollusks. According to this view Poeobius is the survivor of a lesser phylum, comparable to the Phoronidea and Priapuloidea. As the genus now floats in a sort of taxonomic limbo, it may be provisionally assigned to a new phylum, POEOBIOIDEA." However, the annelid nature of Poeobius was discovered soon after (Pickford, 1947). Hyman (1959: 697, 'Smaller Coelomate groups') dismissed the idea of a new phylum with the words "Poeobioidea is therefore to be obliterated." [details]
Poeobius meseres
 Poeobius meseres
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